Stereotypes and identity: Meta-analysis of gender and science

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Maria Caprile (coord.), Elisabetta Addis, Cecilia Castaño, Ineke Klinge, Marina Larios, Danièle Meulders, Maria Palasik

This is one of the thematic reports of the study Meta-analysis of gender and science research , a project of the 7th RTD Framework Programme of the European Union (RTD-PP-L4-2007-1), commissioned by DG Research to the consortium led by CIREM (Spain) and made up of Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), Inova Consultancy Ltd. (United Kingdom), Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini (Italy), Bergische Universität Wuppertal (Germany) and Politikatörténeti Intézet KHT (Hungary) . The study was carried out between 2008 and 2010. The purpose of the study was to collect and analyse research on horizontal and vertical gender segregation in research careers, as well as the underlying causes and effects of these two processes. The objectives of the study were to:

ƒ Provide an exhaustive overview and analysis of re search on gender and science carried out at the European, national, and regional levels.

ƒSteer policy-making on gender and science and define future research priorities within the Framework Programme, in particular through good practice examples and gap analysis in the various research topics. For the purposes of the study, ‘scienc e’ was understood in its broadest meaning, including social sciences and humanities as well as research and technological development. The study covered the research on gender and science produced between 1980 and 2008, in all European languages, in 33 countries: the 27 EU Member States as well as 6 Asso ciated Countries to the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7) (Croatia, Iceland, Israel, Norway,Switzerland, and Turkey).

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